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Call an Insulation Contractor, or DIY?

Call an Insulation Contractor, or DIY?

insulation-contractor-or-diyYou’ve noticed that your heating or cooling bills have gone up quite a bit. There were no rate hikes, the weather wasn’t unusually hot or cold, and your thermostat seems to be working fine.

That’s when you get a sneaky suspicion that your insulation’s getting old. And now you have a decision to make: hire an insulation contractor or do it yourself?

The Downside of DIY Insulation

Your first thought is that blowing in new insulation is easy: people on TV home shows do it all the time, right? It’s cheaper to do the job yourself. But is it really? Now is the time to ask yourself a few serious questions.

  • What if there’s mold, mildew or varmint infestation in those walls?
  • How do you dispose of the worn-out insulation?
  • Do you really know where you’re losing heat? Walls or attic?
  • Can you trust the guy at the Big Box Store to really know the specs on R-values and types of insulation, or is he just guessing?
  • If you’re in an older home (built before 1975) with the original insulation, it might be asbestos. That’s something you really don’t want to handle yourself.

You could end up doing a lot of work and still not getting the energy efficiency your house needs.

What a Professional Insulation Contractor Can Do for You

It takes the pros to spot potential or current problems. They’ll know where to check for leaks and cracks where air is getting in and heat is escaping. They’ll remove the old insulation.They’ll tell you what needs to be done, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. Your contractor will also know about new products that can make your home more energy-efficient, such as the Tripolymer Injection Foam Insulation we use at Oklahoma Wall Foam.

To get the job done with maximum efficiency, call Oklahoma Wall Foam. We’re located in Tulsa, but we serve the entire state. Contact us for a Free Detailed Energy Loss Evaluation.